Jörg Immendorff. Café Deutschland/Lichtstudie, Café Germany/Light Study. (1979)

Jörg Immendorff Café Deutschland/Lichtstudie, Café Germany/Light Study (1979)

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In his Café Deutschland series Immendorff used a fictitious bar interior as a platform for examining the Third Reich, the division of Germany into East and West, and artistic identity. His paintings are densely packed with political iconography and feature a vast cast of political and artistic figures. In Café Deutschland he reveals his desire to bring politics into the home by depicting a carpet with the motif of the divided Germany. In _Café Deutschland III_—Partial Construction he refers to the rebuilding of East and West Germany after World War II.

Gallery label from Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, April 22–July 27, 2009.
Gouache on notebook paper
11 5/8 x 16 1/2" (29.5 x 41.9 cm)
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift
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© 2021 Jörg Immendorff
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